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Episode Title:

"Surviving the Past"

Episode Air Date:
October 2010
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Featured guests: Martin Gill, Craig Lowe, Charles Busch, Liza Minnelli.

Summary: The first episode of season 19 begins with an In the States segment focusing on Florida and considers the tensions between the state's religious conservatives and its gay-friendly beach communities. The segment examines the push for legislative equality in the state, and features interviews with openly gay mayor Craig Lowe and foster parent Martin Gill as he challenges the state's ban on gay adoption. The A Conversation with… segment features Charles Busch talking to Liza Minnelli about her career and role as a gay icon.